Gersh Academy, Puerto Rico to Re-Open Following Hurricane Maria

Gersh Academy Staff Member Posing in Her "We Change Lives" Shirt

We are proud to announce that our Gersh Academy school located in San Juan, Puerto Rico will re-open on Monday, October 9, 2017, for full academics and therapeutic services.

We are grateful that Therapy Solutions will be able to provide our students with much needed therapeutic services. Our amazing staff reported back to work this past Monday to help clean and disinfect the building, making sure it is safe and ready for our students.

We were extremely lucky to not have sustained structural damage to our building however our school was submerged in water. Therapy Solutions, unfortunately, was not as lucky and their building will need to be rebuilt.

“Puerto Rico is my home, the staff, the students they are my family. I am so grateful to have such a strong team in Puerto Rico that has worked tirelessly in unimaginable circumstances to re-open our doors. Our head of the school drove from house to house telling our families we will be open soon.” – Sheila Fridman, Co-Founder/ Executive Director, Gersh Academy.

“It is so important to our student’s well-being that they return to school and restart their therapeutic services as soon as possible. I cannot thank my Leadership Team in Puerto Rico enough for all they have done to re-open our doors so quickly and help our community in this challenging time. They truly are changing lives.” – Kevin Gersh, CEO/Chief Autism Officer, Gersh Academy

About Gersh Academy, Puerto Rico

Established in 2012 – Gersh Academy, Puerto Rico is a customized, Special Education School for children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. Gersh Academy offers opportunities in a school setting for children with autism in Puerto Rico to develop academic, social and independent living skills.

Our approach is simple because we understand that every child is unique, we create individually customized programs that promote student success at school, in the community, and at home.

Gersh Academy Puerto Rico is affiliated with Gersh Academy schools in New York and Washington State. Gersh Academy is a recognized leader in the area of education and support for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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